Two people have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours as the daily death toll from the pandemic continues to decline in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, New York added 10 more states to a list of states requiring travelers to submit to a 14-day quarantine. There are now 31 states on New York's quarantine list, more than half the country. 

More than 66,000 test results in the last day have found a positive rate of 1.2 percent. The number of hospitalizations due to the virus remains above 700 patients. 

New York experienced the pandemic in March and April before it began to sweep across much of the country. 

But the death rate's decline comes after weeks in late winter and early spring in which hundreds of people were dying each day due to the pandemic. 

Cuomo, in a conference call with reporters, credited New Yorkers with following social distancing guidelines and mask wearing that has helped pull down the death toll each day. 

"New Yorkers saved lives," Cuomo said in the call. "New Yorkers working together, 19 million people working together, because they cared about each other."